Kiana Mosley is an emerging artist born in Hawaii and raised in Southern California, but now resides in the beautiful Pacific Northwest.
She is a lifelong, self-taught and mentored artist, and studied as a Graphic Design major at OSU. Visual art, performance art and music have always been an integral part of her life and upbringing, as the daughter of late artist Daniel Keiser, and niece of the late Randy California of the 60's rock band SPIRIT (to name a couple). After a major catharsis in 2008, she fully dedicated herself to cultivating a career in the arts.
Her life experience, paired with an unquenchable thirst for creativity and experimentation, truly allows her to work within many style genres and with varying mediums.
Her current work reflects inspiration and affinity for nature and how the abstract color field and expressionist styles apply to the subject matter. She became fond of watercolors after experimenting with "staining" styles of work with oil and acrylic - the fluidity, the unforgiving and yet "happy" accidents that seemed to occur when working with it.
Recently Kiana's unique interpretations of the watercolor gardenscape and abstract pieces have garnered some attention in the online art world and maker-movement with features by artist/curator Danielle Krysa of The Jealous Curator and Lesley Frenz of the Artsy Forager.